According to the leads of Goggle and Facebook, the Swedish music streaming giant Spotify now will let its employees work from home through the end of the year in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic to ensure the safety of its employees. According to an official of Spotify, “Earlier today, we announced the extension of our work-from-home arrangement for all Spotify employees globally. We will continue to track local government guidelines city-by-city and take a phased approach of opening our offices when we deem it safe to do so.”, a Spotify spokesperson told Music Business Worldwide.“Our employees’ health and safety is our top priority. No employee will be required to come into the office and can choose to work from home through the end of the year.”
Just like Spotify, other tech giants are also bringing in work from home policies. On the other hand, tech giants like Twitter, Facebook has introduced a permanent work from home option for workers. However, workers have an option if they want to work from the office.
As a step to increase user engagement in the platform amid the coronavirus pandemic, Spotify is introducing a group session feature that lets multiple Spotify Premium users listen to tracks together and control the session. As MBW is pointing out, the company has almost 4,500 employees as of 2019, with active operations across 79 countries. Spotify recently signed an exclusive multiyear deal with Joe Rogan to bring ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ podcast to the platform. On the other hand, Apple is planning to acquire original podcasts to attract new users to Apple podcasts.